You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone. Visitors are most welcome.

Select Go to Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

Want to know more?

Follow the links here or at the top and bottom of this page to find out more about us and how to become a Hutt Valley NZSG Branch member.

You can also read about our news, find back copies of our information-rich Branch newsletters, and see what speakers and topics have been covered at previous meetings.

We hope these pages will provide you with some additional sources to further your family history research, including the resources the Branch holds for members' use in its library at the Heritage Centre, Petone Public Library. We have also included some links that you might find helpful.

Click this link to contact us, or come along to one of our meetings. We would love to share our interest with you.


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Coming Up


Thursday 14 August, 7.30pm

The 1914 Benge and Pratt's fire in Upper Hutt - Reid Perkins

Upper Hutt archivist Reid Perkins will talk about the fatal fire at Benge & Pratt's general store 100 years ago. This was the biggest disaster in Upper Hutt's history in terms of lives lost, and led to the formation of the Upper Hutt Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Morning Meeting, Thurs 21 August

Visit to Defence Force Archives, Trentham.

For more details and/or to register your interest, please contact our Club Secretary: huttvalley@genealogy.org.nz.

For more details see our Meetings Coming Up page and also our News page.